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User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

Had this rejected for Quality, a rejection I don't necessarily agree with.

http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...ame=20060710_zxb_qf525_25jun06.jpg

Opinions and comments on how to improve this shot are welcomed because I couldn't tell you the last time I had anything rejected for it's lack of quality with my trusty D60. Perhaps the new 30D that took this image is crap and needs to be replaced and my D60 put back into service?!

My call, harsh rejection...... you may think it's fair and I'd like to hear why!

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User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

If that is bad quality... How did my 12 shots squeeze to the DB?


Gripped 7D + Sigma 10-20mm + 17-40L + 50mm f/1.8 II + 70-200mm f/4L IS + EF 400mm f/5.6L + 580EX II
User currently offlineAussieAviator From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

I'm not a professional photographer, but this shot looks pretty spot on to me ! Very, very nice indeed. Colour and composition look outstanding.
If I had to level any form of criticism, or rather - an 'observation' - it would be the armco railing featured in the foreground - otherwise, this photo is outstanding!

I could only wish to be able to return images like yours!



Graham Slingsby
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Hi Craig,

To be really pickey, I notice jaggies (only slight) on the trailing edge of tail, horizontal stabiliser, and leading edge of wing. Plus I think the shot suffers from a slight amount of heat haze. But thats being really pickey on what to me seems a great shot.

Martin


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5714 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3587 times:
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Pretty harsh from my perspective...
I wonder if the screener(s) thought the rather ragged edge of the decal around the Root fairning were jaggies?

Just a thought!!

Oh BTW great shot.

Regards

Chris

PS maybe Socceroos liveried aircraft are screened by the same Referees that the team had to contend with!!



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Quoting AussieAviator (Reply 2):
would be the armco railing featured in the foreground - otherwise, this photo is outstanding!

I'm thinking maybe the railing persuaded the screener to go with the quality rejection.
But hey this one is a really nice shot and i cant comment on quality other then that.

Quoting Eadster (Reply 3):
To be really pickey,

Maybe they where.

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 4):
Oh BTW great shot

I echo those words Craig a fantastic shot.



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineSydneybuses From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 112 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

This was rejected? Give me a break! Looks perfect to me.

User currently offlineSinkrate From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Craig,

Nice shot, I like it. It looks pretty much perfect to me.

Michael


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Quoting Cathay111 (Thread starter):
Opinions and comments on how to improve this shot are welcomed

It's not your camera Craig, looks like you sharpened the whole image to me. Just try it again, selectively....


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

Nice shot Craig. Did you try an appeal?

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
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Craig you old dingo,

Looks good to me.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Well Craig, I guess you have to appeal.  Wink

If there's something I can say about that photo, this is it: STUNNING!

Cheers!
David


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Thanks for the comments everyone, I hadn't appealed because I didn't want to waste anyones time if the shot was a complete flop!

Jeff, selective sharpening was applied.... sharpening is one thing I try to keep to an absolute minimum, I really dislike oversharpend images. There is a light heat haze over the lower portions of the image but certainly within what I believe to be reasonable as far as airliners.net goes.

Cheers to Gary and Royal for the comments, appreciated. I'll head off for another tinny in the dunny right after I submit the appeal Gary! Good onya cobber!


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

Let us know how the appeal goes Craig.
Cheers



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Hi Craig,

The link doesn't work anymore. Could you post the image? The comments made me curious.

Cheers, Thomas


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Quoting TS (Reply 14):
The link doesn't work anymore. Could you post the image? The comments made me curious.

Thomas
The image is in Appeal I'm might have to wait to get an answer from the appeal before the shot can become visible
Cheers



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Shot added on appeal, thank you everyone for your comments.


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Craig Murray



User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

I'll head off for another tinny in the dunny right after I submit the appeal...

Speak ENGLISH son!


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Dude, you don't speak fluent "Aussie Slang" like Gary? I'm disappointed.....

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